Turning Road at Montgeroult (1899) by Paul Cezanne

Turning Road at Montgeroult - Paul Cezanne - 1899

Artwork Information

TitleTurning Road at Montgeroult
ArtistPaul Cezanne
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions65 x 52 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About Turning Road at Montgeroult

The artwork “Turning Road at Montgeroult” was created by the esteemed artist Paul Cezanne in the year 1899. An oil on canvas medium was employed to produce this piece, measuring 65 by 52 centimeters. Cezanne’s work is often associated with the art movement of Cubism, although this piece precedes the formal inception of Cubism and demonstrates his significant contribution to the development of this movement. The genre is a landscape, and the painting is currently housed in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) located in New York City, NY, US.

The artwork itself offers a vibrant depiction of the countryside, comprising a winding road that meanders through the rustic setting of Montgeroult. Cezanne has captured houses with slanting roofs nestled among lush greenery, presenting a rich interplay of colors and shapes. His brushwork shows a dedication to exploring the geometrical composition of the natural world, a pursuit that would heavily influence the Cubist movement. Through juxtaposing patches of color and fragmented forms, the artwork conveys depth and structure, inviting the viewer to observe the landscape through the artist’s innovative perspective.

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